Civic education in an era of hyper-polarization has created multiple tensions for educators looking for ways to counter the pushback against critical inquiry in the classroom. Angela M. Banks tackles this challenge in her 2021 book Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration: Implications for Theory and Practice by framing questions about truly inclusive civic education within the context of who our students are and what they bring with them to the classroom. Her call for teachers to explicitly critique the idea of "citizenship" with our students provides us a framework and practice that can shift the meaning of "civic engagement" and how to truly sustain a democratic practice in the classroom.
Zall, C. J.
Now Is the Time for a New Civic Education. A Book Review of Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration: Implications for Theory and Practice.
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 9.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol30/iss2/9